Discourses of Desire: Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions
Brand: Cornell University Press

Discourses of Desire: Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions

  • Publish Date: 1988-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Linda S. Kauffman

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Kauffman looks at a neglected genre--the love letter written by literary heroines. Tracing the development of the genre from Ovid to the twentieth-century novel, she explores the important implications of these amatory discourses for an understanding of fictive representation in general.

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